How to enjoy rush hour traffic

21 12 2015

“When everyone goes home, you’re stuck with yourself.” ~Layne Staley

There’s the you that you put out there for the world to see, and then there’s the you that looks in the mirror when home alone.  The farther apart these 2 personalities are, the less comfortable you are likely to be in your career.  Huge introverts who have to do presentations every day are likely to need a lot of winding down before going home.  We’ve all got our natural style, and an “adapted style”, and the lucky ones have a very small gap between the 2.  People who hate their jobs often hate them because of the amount of distance between these 2 points.

Leaders, try hard to find the leadership style that accomplishes the mission with the least amount of “stretch” from your natural style.  In my case, I’m lucky enough to only have to do a little stretching.  Even that stretching makes my commute a blessing, instead of a curse.  I get in the car in the morning, and spend the next 45 minutes – 2 hours (gotta love Atlanta traffic!) thinking about my day, and getting my game face on.  At the end of the day, I spend the drive home getting back to who I am in the rest of my life.

Speaking of stuck (in the middle with you)…


Rubes cartoons used with permission.




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